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Why do Bangladeshis give saree and lungi as Zakat?

Dhaka, April 6 -- A signboard of Dewan Saree Bitan at Peer Yemeni Market in Dhaka's Gulistan reads, "Zakat's sarees are available here at affordable prices." The salesman said they put it up to remind... Read More


Rain forecast for Sunday and Monday, heat wave during Eid

Dhaka, April 6 -- The last week of the Bengali month of Chaitra may see some relief from the heat, but it will be rather short-lived, according to the forecast by the Bangladesh Meteorological Departm... Read More


Chicken prices soar in Dhaka before Eid

Dhaka, April 6 -- When Md Badiuzzaman visited Karwan Bazar kitchen market on Thursday, the cheapest meat protein broiler chicken was priced at Tk 230 per kg, a significantly high rate with around a we... Read More


Husband and wife headed home for Eid holidays die in Mymensingh motorcycle crash

Dhaka, April 5 -- A husband and wife have been killed after their motorcycle crashed into a power pole in Mymensingh's Haluaghat Upazila during their Eid journey home. The dead have been identified a... Read More


In election manifesto, India's Congress party promises enhanced economic ties with Bangladesh

Dhaka, April 5 -- Congress party has promised to pay 'greater attention' to India's immediate neighbours in the foreign policy if it is elected in the general elections. The opposition party's Presid... Read More


Home minister to visit Bandarban Saturday after bank robberies, gunfight

Dhaka, April 5 -- Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan will fly to Bandarban on Saturday to see the sites of bank robberies, abduction and a gunfight with separatist group the Kuki-Chin National Front. He ... Read More


Police strengthen security across Bangladesh after Bandarban bank robberies

Dhaka, April 5 -- Police have beefed up security across Bangladesh following three bank robberies and a gunfight with suspected separatists in the Chattogram Hill Tracts in two days. Additional Inspe... Read More


Five cases started over bank robberies in Bandarban

Dhaka, April 5 -- Police have launched separate investigations into the three bank robberies in Bandarban in two days. They initiated three cases at Ruma Police Station and two at Thanchi Police Stat... Read More


Quader says no decision made on VAT on metro rail tickets

Dhaka, April 5 -- Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader says the government has 'no information' regarding news reports that a VAT price hike will be imposed on Dhaka metro rail fares from Jul 1. Th... Read More


'Nadan' actors paused shooting amid gunfire in Thanchi robberies

Dhaka, April 5 -- The cast and crew of 'Nadan' were in the middle of a shoot in Bandarban's Thanchi when they were caught in the crossfire during dual bank robberies by armed men, forcing an abrupt ha... Read More